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VIFF Short Forum: Program 1

Image: Our Grandmother the Inlet, VIFF 2023

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As time moves ever the more forward, histories are revisited. Some continue to be honoured while others are called for a reckoning.


September 29 & October 1: Q&A with the film teams


This short film program includes the following films:

Our Grandmother the Inlet
Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos, Kayah George, BC (9 min)

Kayah George, a young Tsleil-Waututh woman and her grandmother Ta7a, daughter of the late Chief Dan George, reflect on their relationship to water, culture, and land.


Unspeakable Heap
Kara Ditte Hansen (14 min)

An accumulation of histories is explored via the filmmaker’s uncle, a retired Grego-Roman Olympian wrestler who lives in a sinking house built atop a decommissioned landfill.


Master of the House
Dylan Maranda, BC (17 min)

A young sommelier struggles to balance friendship and ambition on the night an acclaimed restaurant critic dines at his work — Reclamation, a restaurant hyped on reinventing Indigenous cuisine.


The Company We Keep
Wojtek Jakubiec, QC (6 min)

An intimate portrait of a ceramics artist and her dog.


Modern Goose
Karsten Wall, MB (20 min)

The adaptive behaviours of the Canadian geese are examined as city co-habitants affected by human intervention and climate change.


Outside Center
Eli Jean Tahchi, QC (21 min)

Finding community via his gay rugby league, Jamaican-born Desmond navigates life, love, and identity as an immigrant living in Munich, Germany.


Death Mask
John Greyson, ON (10 min)

This experimental opera reenacts the lesser known history of Chinese medical student Li Shiu Tong, and his lover Magnus Hirschfeld, a much older German sexologist and gay rights pioneer during Nazi Germany.


All the Days of May
Miryam Charles, QC (7 min)

Following the production of a documentary on the death of her daughter, a mother reflects on life, grief, and time.


Mothers and Monsters
Edith Jorisch, QC (16 min)

In this surrealist satire, a celebratory banquet hosted for and by new mothers is disrupted by a series of strange disturbances.


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VIFF Short Forum


Various with English subtitles

120 min

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